Neko Râmen Taishô (2008)

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    Neko Râmen Taishô (2008)

    There are five large stills from Minoru Kawasaki's Neko Râmen Taishô in the AllCinema Online database entry for the movie.

    The screenplay for Neko Râmen Taishô was written by Kawasaki and Masakazu Migita, based on the yonkoma manga serial Neko Râmen by Kenji Sonishi. The movie stars (listed order corresponds to order on official subsite) Kazuki Katô, Nao Nagasawa, Saaya, Tôru Furuya (voice), Seizô Katô (voice), Toshio Kurosawa, (Super Station Master) Tama (cat), Kurin (cat), and Karin (cat).

    Tornado Film K.K. (K.K. Torunêdo Firumu) plans to release Neko Râmen Taishô theatrically in Japan in late November.

    Kawasaki's previous directing credits include Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit! (Girara no gyakushû: Tôya-ko Samitto kikiippatsu), Kamigakari, The Rug Cop (Zura Deka), The World Sinks Except Japan (Nihon igai zenbu chinbotsu), Crab Goaltender (Kani gôrukîpâ), Executive Koala (Koara kachô), Kabuto-O Beetle (Kabuto-Ô Bîtoru), and The Calamari Wrestler (Ika resurâ).

    AllCinema Online: Neko Râmen Taishô (w/ 5 large stills)

    Neko Râmen Taishô official subsite

    Wikipedia: "Tama (cat)"

    News source: Trailer Park subsite
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    The English-language title of Neko Râmen Taishô is "Pussy Soup". The movie is set to have its German première in April at Frankfurt's Nippon Connection.

    Here's a synopsis for Pussy Soup from Bologna's Future Film Festival: "Taishô's father is a supermodel cat, and everybody believes that Taishô will be a supermodel as well. His family has great expectations of him, because he is the eldest son, but he can't bear all the pressure and runs away from home. Unfortunately, he has no clue how to survive on his own, having always been fed and pampered as a model cat. Taishô passes from one job to another, homeless, until he finds his place in a noodle shop, where he becomes a successful cook."

    Pussy Soup official subsite (w/ theatrical trailer - click on leftmost tab on main page)

    CNN: "Cat in hat makes $10 million for town" news video page

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